Did Jesus Just Admit He Was a Fictional Character?


A thousand years before Jonah’s supposed fish experience, Gilgamesh depicted a character who endured an almost identical trauma.

Jesus said:
“For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” – Jesus (Matthew 12:40)

Jesus is referring to this story from the Old Testament:

“Jonah was in the belly three days and three nights.” (Jonah 1:17)

So for this reason, Jesus must be buried for three days.  Yet, The Book of Jonah is a known plagiarism of Gilgamesh, a work of non-religious fiction from 1800 BCE which depicts a seafaring torment followed by a similar plant experience along the shore.

Jesus’ reference to Jonah would be like saying,
“I must build my house of bricks so the big bad wolf won’t huff and puff and blow it down” (The Three Little Pigs)
Jesus is unwittingly admitting his most important actions are reliant on fictions.
Why can’t Jesus be fiction, too?

About Atheist Max

I'm a former Christian who became Atheist in middle age. My blog is a journal of how I lost religion and discovered a better life. For Peace, Civility and the Separation of Church and State
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3 Responses to Did Jesus Just Admit He Was a Fictional Character?

  1. mclasper says:

    Very interesting indeed!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Atheist Max says:

      Yup. If Jesus (the character) is referring to the “veracity” of a fictional story to prove the “veracity” of his resurrection, it opens up a whole slew of problems – most of which were overlooked by the writers of the gospel.


  2. charles mays says:

    The fool has said There is no God.


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